Whitebark Pine Soy Wax Gourd Candleholder
The purchase of a candle is supporting families and community transformation in Peru and Chicago on their economic independence, better education, social well-being and self-esteem.
Blossom Inspirations and Bright Endeavors have joined effort, partnership and cobranding to transform more lives in our community.
Making candleholder gourds with Peruvian artisans, Blossom Inspirations has found a way to support young moms in Chicago, through the artfully hand-poured paid job training program of Bright Endeavors.
Each candle starts with a natural gourd that was hand picked, dried, carved, painted and polished by a family of artisans in Peru. The tradition of carved gourds is an artistic expression that dates back over 3,000 years. 100% soy vegetable wax poured with Whitebark Pine fragrance by young moms in Chicago.
Size: approx. 2.75″ diameter
Materials: Ornamental holders are made from natural bottle gourds and currently candle is 100% soy vegetable wax.
Production: Each batch of ornaments takes several months to complete. This includes the growing, picking and sun drying process. Gourds are then cleaned, dyed & painted, carved by hand, and polished. Gourds are grown and dried in Northern Peru and crafted in home workshops in Lima, Peru.
Carbon Footprint: The production and transportation of this gourd resulted in 500 grams of CO2 emission, roughly equivalent to driving 2 miles in a car.